Peaceful Cream Handmade Sympathy Card


As much as  I like making cards and other paper projects, a Sympathy card has to be my least favorite to make, because it’s always for a sad occasion. There was a death in my husband’s family this past week, so I needed to make this one. I like the peaceful look of  the same colors, so I went with a very pale cream this time, with the only other color being the stamped greeting.

I used a Cuttlebug swirl folder for the top third of the card, and a Scor-Pal to make a line both above and below the stamped greeting.

Thanks for stopping by! The video below has the complete instructions.

Here are some greetings you can print in Word or another document program and put inside:


I am praying for you to have peace
and strength at this time. You have
my deepest sympathies.

Although it’s difficult today to
see beyond the sorrow, may looking
back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

May you find courage to face tomorrow
in the love that surrounds you today.

Praying for friends to comfort you,
faith to uphold you, and loving memories
to heal your heart.

Thinking of you in this deep time of sorrow.

May precious loving memories bring you comfort
for today, strength for tomorrow, and peace in
the days ahead.





Baby Crib Mobile Handmade Card


This week’s card started with a simple idea of making a baby card with a crib mobile. I’m not sure if I quite accomplished what I was after, but I like how it turned out anyway. This card can be this simple, or you could add extras to jazz it up a bit. I used a 4″ tag that I cut from Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge (a plain square, or a square trimmed with decorative edge scissors would work too), and I used star die cuts (Cricut Doodlecharms @ 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″), adhesive pearls, and a peel-off greeting sticker. Try to convert this to a scrapbook page by cutting a larger tag and stars. It would look so cute with a baby photo under the star mobile :). Thanks so much for stopping by!

Ornamental Iron Handmade Congratulations Card


This week’s card uses a Cricut die cut from Ornamental Iron 2, but you could also use a patterned paper or an embossed paper to achieve a similar design. The background card is 5″ x 5″, and the die cut is a 4″ square. The bottom patterned paper is 4″ x 2″, then I used a strip of another patterned paper, which is approximately 1/2″ x 6″. Besides the paper, I used adhesive pearls and a peel-off greeting. The video below has all the details. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cricut Create A Critter Baby Card


I haven’t made a baby card in a while, but decided to use my Cricut Create A Critter cartridge to make this sweet baby card. This card also works great for a young boy’s birthday card too. Now of course you don’t need this actual die cut to make a similar card, just look for an image to print, a stamped image, or a sticker to use in place of the giraffe. I just wanted something thin and tall to fill that space and I cut the giraffe at 4″.

Besides the die cut, I used a white card, brown cardstock, white cardstock, 2 different blue patterned papers, ribbon, brads, and silver letter stickers. Thanks for stopping by!

Geometric Happy Birthday Handmade Card


The card for this week was one I just made from rectangles and squares. This is a great way to use up scraps! The triangles were cut with a square punch, then cut in half twice, so you don’t really need a punch. I know there are a lot of you out there that appreciate when there’s a card design that doesn’t use any special tools at all. So if you have a way to cut paper, you’re good to go on this one :). I used a rub on for the greeting, but any sort of sticker, stamps, or even handwritten greeting will work. Thanks for stopping by!

Thank You Tags Handmade Card


This is a super simple Thank You card that makes use of ribbon and 2 tags for an interesting look. The ribbon is hard to see, but it’s a white background with a silver design printed on it. I actually got it at the Dollar Tree at Christmas time, so keep your eyes open in those sorts of stores for economical supplies that can be used all year.

To make this card extra easy, I used silver Thank You stickers instead of stamping and embossing, and I used a metallic red heart brad for an accent. The small tag is from a McGill punch, and the white tag is a Cricut die cut tag that I cut in half. I believe the cartridge was Accent Essentials. I inked the edges of the tags with Ranger Walnut Stain. Thanks for stopping by!

Silver Butterfly Birthday Card


Sparkles fix everything lol….well anyway, if you have sparkles and add embossed stamping to it, you can’t go wrong. This card was so spectacularly easy! I picked 3 butterfly stamps from 2 different sets (the top 2 are from Inkadinkado’s Gemstone Insects), and even placed them all on the same acrylic block to stamp.

TIP: If you place several stamps from different sets onto an acrylic block, just make sure they are the same height so it stamps evenly.

To make this plain card fancy, I embossed the stamped butterflies in silver, then also used glitter paper and a small length of silver and white ribbon. So easy and fast! Thanks for stopping by!

Father’s Day Vintage Car Handmade Greeting Card


Father’s Day is coming up quickly, so here’s a fun idea for a card.  I am making some of the die cuts available if you’re interested: Antique Car Die Cut. The car is 2″ tall and the letters are 1 1/2″.

Besides the fun die cuts, I used a dark brown card, striped patterned paper, 3 strips of brown patterned cardstock, 3 gold 1/4″ star brads, and a large postage stamp die cut. This card went together quite fast and easily. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!


Everyday Butterfly Handmade Note Card


Happy Memorial Day!

This week’s card is a quick card that works great for a note card, or is even great for birthdays and other occasions! You just need cardstock, a patterned paper, 2 ribbons, a scalloped circle or regular circle, and a butterfly sticker or die cut. I used a Cricut die cut butterfly, but if you don’t have access to a die cut, try placing a butterfly sticker on a piece or cardstock or scrapbook paper, and cut around it. That way you can still fold the wings up and just glue the body to the scalloped circle. Thanks for stopping by!

Beachy Summer Handmade Card


I thought perhaps if I made a bright & cheery card this week, maybe it would usher in some warmer weather :). We’ve been covering our plants this week because it has been in the 20’s at night. That’s pretty late for frost, even in South Dakota. But anyway, here goes, a fast & fun bright cheery card this week…

I first chose a bright patterned cardstock, in this case it was paper from DCWV Nana’s Kids. Then I searched through my ribbon to find 3 colors from the design, and added to that a 5″ lace doily, a flower, and some twine. That’s it, so easy, but warm and cheery for all the sad & freezing South Dakotans :).